IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), has said it has listened to its stakeholders and has rescheduled IBTM Asia Pacific, which will now take place from 8–9 June 2021 in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The show had previously been set for a 13-14 April 2021 date at the same venue.
The organiser said dates have been moved to allow time for travel restrictions to be eased so that as many as possible of the event’s international audience can attend in person. RTE added that IBTM Asia Pacific would be designed to meet the requirements of Singapore’s Safe Business Events (SBE) Framework.
IBTM Asia Pacific event manager, Michael Jones (pictured), commented: “We know from conversations with our customers and the wider industry that meeting in person is regarded as being more important than ever as the industry recovers. Therefore, we took the decision to move the dates of the event to ensure that as many as possible of our friends from around the globe can join us in person in Singapore. The team is hard at work planning an exciting itinerary that will ensure customers can benefit from an itinerary that combines high quality one-to-one business meetings with inspiring educational content that will provide the insights and knowledge delegates need to rebuild and recover post pandemic.”
Singapore Tourism Board’s executive director, conventions, meetings and incentive travel, Edward Koh, said: “In tandem with the rest of the Singapore economy, we are safely and progressively re-opening our borders through various arrangements, and piloting larger scale events. We are delighted that IBTM is hosting its first Asia Pacific edition in Singapore next year.”
Singapore Association for Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) president, Aloysius Arlando, said: “Through the implementation of the Event Industry Resilience Roadmap (IRR), SACEOS supports industry players to embrace opportunities to re-imagine quality event experiences in Singapore. We are delighted to partner IBTM Asia Pacific 2021 with our signature Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) to deliver rich content and a best-in-class programme for the Asia-Pacific region so that the industry can emerge stronger in a post-Covid era.”
For more information, or to register interest, visit the new website: ibtmasiapacific.com